Lawachhara National Park (Bengali: লাউয়াছড়া) is a major national park and nature reserve in Bangladesh. The park is located at Kamalganj Upazila, Moulvibazar District in the northeastern region of the country. It is located within the 2,740 ha (27.4 km2) West Bhanugach Reserved Forest. Lawachhara was one of the filming sites of the 1956 movie Around the World in 80 Days.
Lawachhara National Park covers approximately 1,250 ha (12.5 km2) of semi-evergreen forests of the Tropical and subtropical coniferous forests Biome and mixed deciduous forests of the Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests Biome. The land was declared a national park by the Bangladesh government on July 7, 1996 under the Wildlife Act of 1974.
The terrain of Lawachhara is undulating with scattered 10 to 50 m (33 to 164 ft.) hillocks. Locally known as tila, the hillocks are primarily composed of Upper Tertiary soft sandstone. The park is crossed by numerous sandy-bedded streams (locally known as nallah), one of which is the Lawachhara tributary, from which the park derived its name. The soil of Lawachhara is alluvial brown sandy clay loam to clay loam dating from the Pliocene epoch. Shallow depressions filled with water (Haor wetlands) are also a feature of the region as the low-lying areas are often subject to flooding.
The climate of Lawachhara is generally pleasant to warm, averaging at 26.8 °C (80.2 °F) in February to 36.1 °C (97.0 °F) in June. The humidity is high throughout the year, and Lawachhara experiences frequent rains with occasional cyclonic storms.
The Park is situated at Kamalganj Upazila, Moulvibazar District in the northeastern province of Bangladesh. It is 9.4 km away from Sreemangal. After reaching at Sreemangal, take CNG to reach that park at Sreemangal-Bhanugach road.
You can reach to Moulvibazar from Dhaka only via bus directly. If you want to travel by train, you need to get off at Sreemangal station. Then you need to take a local bus or CNG to reach Moulvibazar. In case, you would like to fly to Moulvibazar, you have to reach sylhet first, then you can take a direct bus to Moulvibazar.
1. Hanif Paribahan
2. Shyamoli Paribahan
Arambagh Counter, Dhaka. Phone-7102291, 0193626023
Sayedabad Counter, Dhaka. Phone-0171-8075541, 7511019, 7550071
3. Mamun Enterprise
First tip – 7:30am, last tip – 12:30am (bus in every 1 hour)
Sayadabad -01718438732, Jonopath mor-0191777061,
You will find the above bus operators from Malibag Rail-gate, Razarbag or Sayedabad bus stand. These services are available from 6:30 am to 11:30 pm.
There are four train services from Dhaka to Sylhet. You can ride on these trains and get off at Sreemangal Station to head to Moulvibazar. They are Joyontika, Parabat and Upoban depart at morning, noon and evening. There is a new train named Kalini depart at afternoon from Dhaka. It takes 7-8 hours to reach sylhet. The ticket price to Sreemangal is around 225 for shovon-chair & it gets up to 512 taka for 1st class AC.
Moulvibazar has several good quality hotels in the town. There are some resorts too. Sreemangal, the nearby Upazila also has number of 5 star resorts around it. The list of hotels in Moulvibazar are given below:
1. Hotel Sonargaon
Address: Sreemangal Road, Moulvibazar Sadar
2. Parjatan Rest House
Address: Kusumbagh, Moulvibazar Sadar
3. Sheraton Plaza
Address: Kusumbagh, Moulvibazar Sadar
4. Hotel Helal
Address: Saifur Rahman Road, Moulvibazar.
5. Grand Sultan Tea Resort and Golf
Address: Radhanagar, Sreemangal, Moulvibazar
6. Hotel Rezia
Contact no: 01716-086463
It is the biggest rain forest in Bangladesh. A number of species are living in this forest.
1. You can enjoy variety of species in the Lawachhara National Park. There are 460 species, among them 167 species are plants, amphibian species 4, 6 of them are reptile species, 246 bird species which are majority and rest are 20 mammal species.
2. For an extensive adventure, you can always go for a big year (Bird safari) for the 246 species of birds.
Best Time to Visit 01-Nov to 31-March to enjoy the best of this vast rain forest.
"Hala Boter Tall" is one of the legend place of the district. Almost a half-acre of land across a wide range of very ancient banyan tree near Kulaghat, Lalmonirhat.
People says that, banyan tree is at least 130 years of age. The field of Eidgah under that tree is older than it. In Pakistan period (1951-5 to khristabde) Fakir Pir was brought from jaunopur by the local khati fakir for certain. Pir Sahib was sitting in the trees below. A well was dag For the People coming to the field for oju. Being lack of water Due to the difficulties oju, Pir (saint) Sahib told to give a vessel of water to the well. The lack of water was then removed and never happened. It was also less than the time before the end of the distribution concerns khicuri Pir saheb give cover of the Pipkins. According to his instructions to remove the lid a little after the start of the khicuri distribution. At the end of the distribution of the khicuri few neighboring villages’ people who didn’t come to hear is also possible to send them. Pir Sahib was to go, but the place of speech was considered to be a holy place to people, people see with special respect towards the banyan tree too. After Bangladesh won its independence it spared. Every Friday still a lot of people from different places come here to be seen Manat.)  => Array ( [name] => Sir J.C. Bose Complex [post_id] => 9576 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/sir-j-c-bose-complex/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/J-C-Bose-Complex-1-300x169.jpg [post_content] => Sir J.C. Bose Complex located at Rarikhal, Dhaka-Dohar Highway, Sreenagar, Munshiganj. Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose (30 November 1858 – 23 November 1937) was a Bengali polymath, physicist, biologist, botanist, archaeologist, as well as an early writer of science fiction. He pioneered the investigation of radio and microwave optics, made very significant contributions to plant science, and laid the foundations of experimental science in the Indian subcontinent. He is sometimes considered the father of Bengali science fiction. Born in Mymensingh- "Bengal Presidency" during the British Raj that means the Bikrampur (now in Munshiganj, Dhaka). His early life was started in Kolkata, but his paternal house is still there in Rarikhal, Sreenagar, Munshiganj. Now, his birthplace has turned into a park like memorial complex. We've found this place as a perfect place for day out with your family but not for any science awareness school visit. )  => Array ( [name] => Natore DC Park [post_id] => 18274 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/natore-dc-park/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Natore-DC-Park3-300x225.jpg [post_content] =>
Natore DC Park is located near Natore Children Park in the Rajshahi-Bogra Highway, inaugurated in 1st January 2006. The inaugurator of this aesthetic concept was Mr. Mohammad Ilias Hossain, the Collector, District Magistrate and District Commissioner of Natore. The main intention behind building this park was to beautify and redecorate the District Commissioner’s Office, but it has been a tourist attraction these days. Apart from that attractive park, there is a lake and fountain yard in between the park and main road. This lake was inaugurated in 16th September, 2013 by Mr. Zafar Ullah, The Deputy Commissioner of Natore District.
Each day, many of the inhabitants come to this lovely environment to enjoy their leisure time with family and friends in the yard. The Antarctic natural air frost may amaze you by bringing tranquility into your mind.) )
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